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Hyatt Selects Davidson Hotels & Resorts as Recipient of its Inaugural
North American Full Service Strategic Partnership Award

CHICAGO (July 17, 2012) – Hyatt is proud to announce that Davidson Hotels & Resorts is the recipient of Hyatt’s inaugural North American Full Service Strategic Partnership award. Davidson, a leading U.S.-based hotel management company, is being recognized for its notable contributions to the development of Hyatt’s full service hotel franchising platform in North America. Davidson President and Chief Executive Office John Belden sits on Hyatt’s Franchise Owner Advisory Council.

“We are excited to announce Davidson Hotels & Resorts as Hyatt’s first-ever recipient of the North American Full Service Strategic Partnership award,” said Chuck Floyd, chief operations officer for North America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “With its depth and breadth as a management company, Davidson has proven to be a valued collaborator as we continue to grow our North American full service franchise portfolio.”

Since 2009, the number of full service franchised Hyatt-branded hotels in the U.S. has grown to 21 properties from 11. Davidson currently manages six full service Hyatt-branded properties under franchise agreements, including Hyatt Regency Princeton in Princeton, N.J.; Hyatt Miami at The Blue in Miami, Fla.; Hyatt North Houston in Houston, Texas; Hyatt Regency Suites in Palm Springs, Calif.; and Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, R.I. Most recently, Davidson and Hyatt teamed up with Sunstone Hotel Investors to introduce Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Located just steps away from the world-class shopping of Chicago’s famed North Michigan Avenue, this hotel will soon be transformed by a multi-million dollar renovation. Davidson will also be managing The Wynfrey in Birmingham, Ala., which will be rebranded as Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey in late 2012 after undergoing an extensive renovation.

“Expanding our full service hotel presence in North America is a critical component of our drive to enhance preference for all of Hyatt’s brands,” said David Tarr, senior vice present of real estate and development, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We will accomplish this by expanding on existing relationships, like the highly valued one we have with Davidson, and by developing new relationships with companies like Davidson that share our values.”

“We are thrilled with how our relationship has evolved with the Hyatt team,” said Belden. “The Hyatt name is truly world class and is synonymous with quality, hospitality and premium performance.”

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 488 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit

About Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, specializing in the renovating, repositioning and rebranding of hotels and resorts. With a portfolio comprised of 49 hotels and more than 14,200 rooms, Davidson’s strength remains in providing each of its properties with the individualized service characteristic of an entrepreneurial company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill that accompanies nearly four decades of experience. Additional information on Davidson may be found at

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Siân Martin
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
(312) 780-5797

Cyndi Norwood
Davidson Hotels & Resorts
(678) 349-0909

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